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NC sheriff's deputy fired after arrest for bank robbery

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A North Carolina sheriff's deputy was sacked after he allegedly robbed a bank Tuesday. "They know what the law is". We need to know. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said Athey was taken into custody within five minutes of the 911 call, and all the money taken was recovered. Read More »

Rob Porter, White House Aide, Resigns After Accusations of Abuse

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Colbie Holderness told the outlet that Porter choked and punched her during their marriage. "I thought by sharing my story with the Federal Bureau of Investigation he wouldn't be put in that post", Holderness says, explaining that she voiced concerns he could be blackmailed because of the number of people who knew about her situation. Read More »

Cavs provide low-ball offer for DeAndre Jordan

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Plus, having a player with the last name " Jordan " on the team would help take pressure off LeBron. It looks like a certain Cavs player was hoping to dish out some comedic relief Tuesday (Feb. Jordan is a very good defensive center, but not an elite one. The Cavaliers will likely have to offload Tristan Thompson's awful contract of almost $36 million over the next two seasons to the Clippers or to a potential third team to make room for Jordan, but the first-round draft pick will ... Read More »

Woman found holding her own eyeballs across from church

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South Main Chapel and Mercy Center specialist Elizabeth Hiott says the congregation held a questioning to guide the individuals who had seen what happened. Even Anderson residents reportedly tried to stop her but failed in their attempts in keeping her from tearing out her eyeball. Once the woman was restrained, she was airlifted to a hospital and received medical treatment. Read More »

Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown

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The deal would increase federal spending by at last $300 billion over the next two years, including military spending by $80 billion this year and $85 billion next year. Ryan has said he will observe the so-called "Hastert Rule" of not calling any legislation that does not have the support of a majority of Republicans . Read More »

ICC examining claims of crimes against humanity by Duterte, says Philippines

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Roque said that Duterte welcomed the move because it would give him the opportunity to defend his name and his anti-drug war campaign. Prior to the filing of any communication against Duterte, the ICC's chief prosecutor in October 2016 already expressed concern over alleged extrajudicial killings in the anti-drug campaign. Read More »

Death of border agent still a mystery

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The FBI Field Office in El Paso released a statement Wednesday, one day after the release of fallen Border Patrol Agent Rogelio "Roger" Martinez's autopsy report. The agents were patrolling in separate vehicles and it's unclear why both ended up at the culvert, according to the Border Patrol. The autopsy report released Tuesday evening indicates multiple blunt force injuries to Agent Martinez's skull. Read More »

Fresh snow falls as temperatures continue to plunge

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Met Éireann have issued what seems like their umpteenth weather warning this week, with the entire country warned to be on alert for ice and snow over the next 24 hours. "Highest temperatures of 7C to 12C before it turns very cold overnight with clear spells and scattered sleet and snow showers, frost and ice about too". Read More »

House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal

If there are no offsets as part of the deal, the increase in spending would result in could add roughly the same amount per year to the federal deficit as the recently passed Republican tax law, for which many GOP members voted. Her rationale may have gotten lost in the stream of accolades to Dreamers who attend college, who provide relief in natural disasters and who generally make fine Americans of themselves. Read More »

Turkish forces hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin: Syrian Kurdish YPG

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Iran is another key supporter of Assad's government. The Syrian government denied deliberately attacking civilian targets, but provided no specifics on what they thought they were attacking. The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian opposition areas, killing more than 28 people around the country and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province. Read More »

Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals

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The Applicants also challenge the IOC decision refusing to invite them to participate in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Earlier, IOC chief Thomas Bach warned that the CAS ruling did not entitle Russians athletes to an invitation, " because receiving this invitation is a privilege of clean Russian athletes " - and apparently being ruled "clean" by the world's top sports court is not enough. Read More »

LeT Owns Up Terror Attack In Kashmir

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Militants opened fire in the hospital when the prisoners, along with Naveed were brought into the Out Patients' Department (OPD). The attack left another policeman critically injured who later succumbed to his injures in hospital. "In order to overcome the dearth of Pakistani commanders and terrorists, who mastermind and execute terrorist acts at the behest of ISI, it has now evolved the new strategy of freeing them from police custody and organise their escapes", spokesperson of BJP, Anil ... Read More »

Steele's Other Clinton Link

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On the heels of the release of a classified memo by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee disclosing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation relied heavily on a widely discredited anti-Trump dossier to carry out unwarranted surveillance on Trump allies, Senate investigators this week made public their own findings that appear to corroborate the events. Read More »

Pence says he learned of W. House staff scandal

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Rippon told USA Today when informed he might be able to talk with Pence at the games in South Korea. Pence, who is set to lead the US delegation to the opening ceremonies tomorrow, made the announcement in Japan yesterday, following meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read More »

Seven Injured In Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Crash

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Reporters covering the crash landing of a hot air balloon in Victoria's Yarra Valley today were left a little damp after the pesky driver of a truck purposely sprayed them with water. Seven people were taken to three different hospitals, all of them in a stable condition. 9NEWS reports that 15 people were on board and at least seven have neck and back injuries. Read More »

Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment For PM Netanyahu

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In a Facebook video posted on Wednesday, Netanyahu pleaded his innocence, saying "there won't be anything". The feud comes as local media are reporting that police plan to recommend indicting the Premier as early as next week. "The law says the person qualified to determine whether there is evidence against the prime minister is the attorney general, and he discusses the matter with the state attorney". Read More »

China January trade surges amid tension with Washington

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As the trade tension of the two biggest nations intensifies, this figure is timely", said Raymond Yeung, chief greater China economist for Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.in Hong Kong. Looking forward, analysts expect China's high-quality development and global economic recovery will continue to support China's foreign trade in 2018, but rising U.S. Read More »

5 numbers to prove the GOP's sticking by Trump on Russian Federation

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Voters are divided about whether Republicans in Congress have done the same. President Donald Trump is being victimized by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, according to the majority of Republicans, who believe the Russian Federation probe is an example of the departments attempting to "delegitimize" POTUS. Read More »

Freezing rain, snow makes for tricky commute around state

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Most, if not all, precipitation will hold off tonight in South Jersey and DE, before a chance for a rain and snow mix is possible in the early morning on Wednesday , likely in the 6-8 a.m. As temperatures drop, it could make for more icy roads, and a slippery commute to work and school Thursday . Thursday will be quiet during the day. Read More »

Makers release trailer of Aajy Devgn's upcoming movie Raid

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The first look poster of Raj Kumar Gupta directed Raid is out and features Ajay Devgn in his quintessential serious and intimidating avatar. First look poster of #Raid . The film's shooting has been done in Lucknow and Raebareli. The film is directed by Rajkumar Gupta, who has earlier helmed the films like No One Killed Jessica and Aamir . Read More »

Almost 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

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Despite repeated assertions by President Donald Trump that the ACA marketplaces are essentially dead, "the message is, people want coverage, and they came and got it", Riley said. A central pillar of the health reform law, the mandate requires almost all Americans to get coverage or pay a penalty. Double-digit premium increases in many states are also blamed for decreasing enrollment in many locations. Read More »

Court jails ex-Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia

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The decision was announced by the Court Judge Muhammad Akhteruzzaman in Dhaka wherein violent clashes erupted police and supporters of Khaleda Zia following the verdict. Zia's elder son is also involved in the scam. Zia and her son were detained by an army-backed government in 2007 and spent a year and a half in detention pending trials for alleged corruption. Read More »

Modi talks in parliament about Andhra Pradesh, Slams congress

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The Triple Talaq bill which has been passed in the Lok Sabha sent the husband using instant triple talaq in jail for three years. About the constant disruption of Parliament session by the Opposition, Modi said, "Opposition has the right to protest but not disrupt". Read More »

Toughest US Sanctions Yet Will Be Levied on N. Korea, Says Pence

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North Korea said the delegation would also include Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs. She is believed to be one of Kim Jong Un's closest confidants . The Associated Press writes: "As his personal guest to the opening games, Pence invited Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died past year days after his release from captivity in North ... Read More »

Bangladesh bolster batting for second Test

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In addition to it being a day-night fixture, this will also be Sri Lanka's first ever Test at the historic venue. Sri Lanka were in trouble at 105 for four at the interval after captain Dinesh Chandimal elected to bat in the final Test of the series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Read More »

Texas officer fatally shot during domestic disturbance call

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It happened near Renner Road and North Star Road at the Breckenridge Point apartments. A DPS helicopter is overhead, according to officials at the scene. He died days later. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the officer's death "a loss to all enforcement and everyone in our great state". Other police departments sent their condolences via Twitter as well. Read More »

Israel Police to release recommendations on Netanyahu charges

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In a Facebook video posted on Wednesday, Netanyahu pleaded his innocence, saying "there won't be anything". The second case is concerned with suspicions that Netanyahu discussed a secret deal to help scale down the circulation of Israel Hayom newspaper in exchange for more favourable coverage in rival publication Yediot Aharonot. Read More »

US, North Korea trade warnings on nuclear talks

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The 59-year old Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, had been repeatedly invited to teach at the North Korean university, and traveled several other times to help flood victims, according to his family. The orchestra is scheduled to perform at Gangneung, near Pyeongchang, on Thursday and in the capital, Seoul, on Sunday. The dropping of Cha as ambassador may be being used to "facilitate diplomacy", or, put another way, signal to North Korea that Trump and his advisers are no strangers ... Read More »

Pence Pledges Vigilance, Resolve Against North Korea Threats

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North Korea chose to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea at the last minute after holding three rounds of inter-Korean dialogue, the first of their kind in over two years. Warmbier at the opening ceremony.to remind the world of the atrocities that happen in North Korea", a White House official said on Monday. The South Korean government is reportedly trying to get an exemption to the travel ban for the Olympics from the UN Security Council. Read More »

James Bulger's mother says Venables sentence a 'farce'

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Sentencing him to 40 months in prison, Mr Justice Edis described him as " manipulative and dishonest " and said the documents he had been in possession of were "vile". Prosecutor Louis Mably QC told the court how Venables' computer was seized in November a year ago. It stated that he has a "long-term and profound interest in children". Read More »

Kvitova crushes Mladenovic, wins St. Petersburg crown

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The title this week comes against fourth seeded Kristina Mladenovic. The left-hander gave few opportunities on her serve to Mladenovic, firing nine aces and saving all three breakpoints faced in front of a buoyant Sibur Arena crowd. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. While fending off a knife-wielding attacker, Kvitova suffered numerous lacerations to her lefthand. The victory will vault the former world No. Read More »

Afghanistan becomes main theatre of operations for US Air Force

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The bombings hit Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan province and destroyed vehicles that the United States military said the Taliban took from the Afghan National Army and were turning into vehicle-borne explosive devices. Trump also noted that it will be important to cooperate with the governments of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India in order to bring stability to the region. Read More »

Norovirus Outbreak At The Winter Olympics Escalates

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But Kim has taken a more conciliatory tone in 2018, calling for detente with the South Koreans and accepting an invitation for his country to participate in what is being billed as the "peace Olympics". mainland, and by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. But he pledged that his message in any potential interaction would include the same message he has been delivering publicly: that the North must renounce its nuclear weapon and missile programs . Read More »

At US outpost in Syria, US general backs Kurdish fighters

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Iran is a key ally of the Syrian government in the seven-year civil war and it says it has no intention of withdrawing unless Syria requests it do so. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Sunday said US forces in Manbij could be targeted by Turkish troops if they are spotted wearing YPG "uniforms", should Ankara decide to expand operations into northwest Syria. Read More »

Judge upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Swedish prosecutors ended their investigating into previous year, but British authorities argue he was under house arrest appealing his extradition when he entered the embassy and should be apprehended for having breached his bail conditions, prompting the legal challenge decided Tuesday at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court. Read More »

Senate on verge of spending deal ahead of possible government shutdown

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The House legislation, introduced on Monday night, would avoid a shutdown after current funding ends Friday. At the center of the standoff is an immigration deal that includes a solution to Trump ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - participants are referred to as DREAMers. Read More »

US Airstrike Repels Attack by Syrian Regime-Backed Troops

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USA aircraft carried out rare, retaliatory strikes in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Wednesday against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after they attacked US -backed fighters' headquarters there, US officials said. Syrian government forces are active on the other side of the river around the city of Deir al-Zor. The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group announced Wednesday it had carried out defensive strikes in the eastern Deir Ezzor region against Syrian ... Read More »

James Mattis: Budget Key to National Defense Strategy Execution

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Paul J. Selva, told the House Armed Services Committee. "They do so despite Congress' abdication of its constitutional responsibility to provide sufficient, stable funding". Trump said, "Weakness is the surest path to conflict". "I always bristle a little bit when I hear, "How can we hold defense hostage to domestic local priorities, ' as if those domestic local priorities were some kind of luxury that we just engage in for fun and enjoyment and aren't really important. Read More »

Ignore Project Fear, Efta has a lot to offer Britain post-Brexit

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The plaintiffs argued they have independent rights as European Union citizens, over and above being citizens of any specific European Union member country - including Britain. The senior government insider said it was now looking ambitious to even agree the terms of the proposed transition period in time for the March EU summit, which is many businesses' deadline, after which point they say they will trigger Brexit contingency plans . Read More »

Lebanese leaders agree to take action against Israel threats

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Israel says the wall is being built on its territory. Defense Minister Liberman addressed the issue last week, accused Hezbollah of provocation, and said that Israel had withdrawn to the global border with Lebanon and that it was building the wall in its own territory.Liberman referred to the first tender published by Lebanon to search for gas and oil on its shores and said it would be a mistake for worldwide companies to participate in it.Lebanon and Israel have an unresolved territorial ... Read More »

Why Trump Has Little Influence On Rising Or Falling Stocks

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Trump's risky strategy of taking credit for stock market successes means he is presumably culpable for the bad days too, but despite yesterday's record-breaking plunge the US's economic future continues to look bright. Pence's sentiment was similar to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday. If the Fed aggressively raises interest rates to fight inflation, it will remove one of the drivers of the bull market. Read More »

At least 7 killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

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According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien County at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. At least four midsized buildings in worst-hit Hualien county leaned at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into mangled heaps of concrete, glass, iron and other debris. Read More »

High school grad rates up statewide, down in Schenectady

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Among the Big 5 districts in New York State, Rochester still comes in last in terms of high school graduation rates . State education officials say black, Hispanic and white students all made small gains in the four-year graduation rate, but a 20-point gap exists between white students and their minority peers. Read More »

SHOTS FIRED! Joe Biden Says Trump Is "A Joke"

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Focusing much of his half-hour-long remarks on Trump, Biden hit the President as a narcissistic, divisive force that threatens the "moral fabric" of America. He attempted to remind the audience that numerous districts Trump won in 2016 were formerly won by Democrats and argued they can be reclaimed. "You know, look, I spent a lot of time traveling around the world. Read More »

Netherlands, Turkey fail to heal diplomatic rift

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Netherlands has officially withdrawn its ambassador from Turkey , the Dutch foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday, Deutsche Welle reports. Protests erupted in Rotterdam as she was escorted out of the country without being able to address the rally. Furious Turkish officials in vain demanded an apology for the minister's treatment from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Read More »

'Cleared' Russian athletes appeal against suspension

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Among them are multiple Olympic champion speed skater Viktor Ahn and biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin. On December 5, the IOC Executive Board announced its decision to suspend the whole Russian national team from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang over multiple doping abuse allegations, reports Tass news agency. Read More »

Las Vegas police search for potential serial killer after 4 shot

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The most recent killing took place early Friday when 64-year-old James Edgar Lewis was shot while sleeping under an overpass in downtown Vegas. First in a gas station parking lot, later shooting a homeless man asleep outside of a strip mall, and later still, shooting another sleeping homeless man in the face. Read More »